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Federal (USV)


James Leavy

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted and mustered into service as a Private in Company F, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 19 October 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in his right hand and arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was sent to Philadelphia but died there on 8 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 both as Jacob Liester. Wound details from Nelson.3 He's also seen as James Levy.


c. 1841


10/08/1862; Philadelphia, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23536]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23537]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 288  [AotW citation 23538]